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Chicagoland Young Women Attend Free Summer Technology Camp
July 19, 2005 AT&T Camp Provides Hands-On Technology Experience, Encourages Young Women to Enter Careers in Science and Technology
WHAT:Women held roughly one-third of IT jobs in 2004, down almost 9 percent from eight years earlier. In an effort to encourage more young women to pursue careers in the fields of science and technology, AT&T is sponsoring “AT&T Camp Infinity: Young Women in Science and Technology = Endless Possibilities,” in partnership with Loyola University Chicago and College of DuPage.
WHO: Eighty young women ages 15 to 17 from Chicagoland high schools will participate in two week-long summer camp sessions where they will learn how to build and design their own websites, use computers for online presentations, take field trips to computing sites and learn about college and career opportunities in the science and technology fields. Successful female executives and IT professionals from companies such as AT&T, Allstate, Hyatt, McDonalds, Perseco and Enterprise Procurement Group will serve as camp mentors, sharing their educational and career experiences with camp participants.
Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower Campus
820 North Michigan Avenue o Chicago, IL
College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL.
Two weeklong camp sessions will be held at both Loyola and College of DuPage:
July 25th – July 29th and August 1st – August 5th from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CAMP HIGHLIGHTS/BEST VISUAL and INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
* Thursday, August 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the campers from College of DuPage will visit Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus for a joint session. The young women will engage is discussion about their Web design, work on group projects and listen to successful female IT executives serving as camp mentors.
* Graduation ceremonies will be held on July 29 and August 5 at Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus and at College of DuPage’s main campus in Glen Ellyn. During the graduation ceremonies, the young women will receive certificates and wrap-up the camp by unveiling their Web sites.
* Media accommodations can be made throughout each of the two camp sessions. If interested, please contact any of the above media contacts for scheduling.
Loyola University Chicago
Lake Shore Campus
6525 N. Sheridan Rd.
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL
For more than 125 years, AT&T (NYSE “T”) has been known for unparalleled quality and reliability in communications. Backed by the research and development capabilities of AT&T Labs, the company is a global leader in local, long distance, Internet and transaction-based voice and data services.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of 14,000 students, which includes 8,500 undergraduates, hailing from all 50 states, as well as 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses, three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include: arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 52 undergraduate majors, 59 master’s degrees and 36 doctoral degrees. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” and “best values” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.
About College of DuPage
College of DuPage, a comprehensive public community college serving the needs of approximately one million residents of Community College District 502, is located 25 miles west of Chicago in west suburban Glen Ellyn, Ill. C.O.D. is the largest single-campus community college in the Midwest and offers more than 90 areas of pre-baccalaureate and occupational/technical study. A diverse range of non-credit courses is also offered by C.O.D., which since its opening in September 1967 has enrolled more than 800,000 students of all ages, creeds, races and academic needs. Visit our web site for more information: www.cod.edu.
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